So of Laos
The So of Laos are primarily farmers. They cultivate a wide variety of crops, such as rice, fruit, and vegetables, for both consumption and trade. They are poorer than most of the surrounding ethnic groups and are therefore dependent on the Lao for many goods and services. Among the So, the village is considered the most significant political unit of society. Each village is led by a headman, and each family is led by the father. "Although the So often show an intense interest in scripture, they have not yet overcome the spiritual barriers that keep them from embracing the King of Kings. Their families and relatives all fear that if any one of them abandons worship of the spirits, the entire family will be punished."
Fear is one of the obstacles to the Gospel experienced by the So. Please pray they will be set free from fear.
Pray for spiritually mature, indigenous workers to take the liberating news of Christ to the So tribe. Laos has a number of evangelical churches, and people in these churches can take the Gospel to unreached tribes in their own country.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for the few individuals in the So tribe who identify themselves as Christians. They need to be taught how to quickly confess sin, and then trust God's Spirit to fill them and give them the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the poor So tribe will be able to improve their standard of living, and will care for those unable to care for themselves.
"And you shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8
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